Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

08 Apr 2020

Sellafield's Rebecca Ballantyne sets daily science challenges for children

Sellafield scientist, Rebecca Ballantyne has set up a new Facebook Page 'Kreative Kidz Cumbria' to set daily science challenges for children. 

Rebecca has been part of Sellafield Ltd’s STEM programme for some time. She regularly visits schools, nurseries and even universities to share her passion and knowledge with an interested audience. She’s now sharing these skills and ideas with a wider audience.

She said:

"I am in awe of the workers on the frontline who are putting themselves at risk each and every day to help us. While I am not in the same position, I did want to do something to try and help people.

This is a strange time. We’re all adapting to new ways of working. This is daunting for many people, but especially for parents who have children at home with minds to be occupied and a thirst for learning to be quenched."

Working with her mum, who is a qualified teacher and creative, mixed media artist. The activities, that can be found on the Facebook page, are all designed to be practical and easy to complete at home, using everyday items. Each activity lasts around 30 minutes and aims to encourage the creative in children.

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